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Title: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: asmai on April 29, 2018, 14:40
In the last week i got 2 video sales (clip pack) for $1.50 each. Anyone got this or knows what is going on?
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: HalfFull on April 29, 2018, 16:26
In the last week i got 2 video sales (clip pack) for $1.50 each. Anyone got this or knows what is going on?

I've had 4 in the last 10 days. Not amused and I've a case with SS as they've been told I'm removing all footage if no opt-out appears or, confirmation the client only gets the smallest of small sizes. They've asked me to stop deleting files and wait as they deal with the matter.

Basically, it's a new package for clients buying high volume of content but with strict limitations. My concerns are that a) They can't enforce the limitations and b) the client receives full resolution and we just have to trust them.

I strongly suggest you make your voice heard, on the forum and in writing via email.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: jjneff on April 29, 2018, 17:58
Not happy just sent e-mail!!
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: RAW on April 29, 2018, 22:25
What are the 'limitations' ?
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: HalfFull on April 30, 2018, 00:00
What are the 'limitations' ?

They havenít said.... theyíve been all words no substance. Iím waiting on a reply from them again. Iíve had a few emails with them so far. It seems like the right time to kick up a fuss before it becomes a regular package!!!
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: dpimborough on April 30, 2018, 02:29
If thats how they want to play it then best not to upload any video to them at all.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: HalfFull on April 30, 2018, 02:45
Send Jon your thoughts about the $1.50 Footage sales to his Tweet - https://twitter.com/jonoringer/status/946157483831148545 Asking for ideas about customer / contributor functionality.... i.e. No more $1.50 and Opt outs would be a good start :-)
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Stockmaan on May 26, 2018, 11:57
Today I got one for 1.5 $. What can I do?
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Dumc on May 26, 2018, 14:27
Spend the money.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: spacedrone808 on May 27, 2018, 03:47
If thats how they want to play it then best not to upload any video to them at all.

Predicting that in a couple of years footage will bring to contributor same about of money as photos for now.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: unnonimus on May 27, 2018, 14:44
back in the 1990's, a video cost about $250 or more. photos cost $100.

the prices dropped, and they will continue to do so. now you can get videos for $5 and photos for 50 cents or less.

every time a new photo or video is uploaded, leading to an increase in supply, the end result will be a decrease in pricing unless there is a matching increase in demand.

prices will fluctuate upwards if a company drops SD/NTSC, HD, etc, but that is only going to happen once per company, it could be in the distant future. if a company suddenly decides to dorp all of its HD content, the overall price in the market for videos will go up. but a company can only do this once.

it is like yuri says. if you don't like falling prices, you shouldn't be in the business (his words not mine).

Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: RAW on May 31, 2018, 09:00
Just got a $1.99
I sent an email protesting no opt outs - no response as yet.
I see they are even offering a further Coupon Discount at checkout! ! !

What to do? Shutterstock is an earner for me but THIS SUCKS
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: pkphotos on May 31, 2018, 09:56
back in the 1990's, a video cost about $250 or more. photos cost $100.

the prices dropped, and they will continue to do so. now you can get videos for $5 and photos for 50 cents or less.

every time a new photo or video is uploaded, leading to an increase in supply, the end result will be a decrease in pricing unless there is a matching increase in demand.

prices will fluctuate upwards if a company drops SD/NTSC, HD, etc, but that is only going to happen once per company, it could be in the distant future. if a company suddenly decides to dorp all of its HD content, the overall price in the market for videos will go up. but a company can only do this once.

it is like yuri says. if you don't like falling prices, you shouldn't be in the business (his words not mine).
You make complete sense. It's time for 95% of us to move onwards and upwards to better things outside of the stock game. I blame the contributors who can't help themselves by posting about their sales and success, thereby encouraging the competition that will force many of them out.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: rod-09 on June 11, 2018, 03:34
2 videos sold for 1,50$ only this month. Last month I had 1 more... Feels terrible!!! :-X
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Pauws99 on June 11, 2018, 06:50
back in the 1990's, a video cost about $250 or more. photos cost $100.

the prices dropped, and they will continue to do so. now you can get videos for $5 and photos for 50 cents or less.

every time a new photo or video is uploaded, leading to an increase in supply, the end result will be a decrease in pricing unless there is a matching increase in demand.

prices will fluctuate upwards if a company drops SD/NTSC, HD, etc, but that is only going to happen once per company, it could be in the distant future. if a company suddenly decides to dorp all of its HD content, the overall price in the market for videos will go up. but a company can only do this once.

it is like yuri says. if you don't like falling prices, you shouldn't be in the business (his words not mine).
You make complete sense. It's time for 95% of us to move onwards and upwards to better things outside of the stock game. I blame the contributors who can't help themselves by posting about their sales and success, thereby encouraging the competition that will force many of them out.
I blame any contributor other than me that submits.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: BalkanskiMacak on June 11, 2018, 07:11
back in the 1990's, a video cost about $250 or more. photos cost $100.

the prices dropped, and they will continue to do so. now you can get videos for $5 and photos for 50 cents or less.

every time a new photo or video is uploaded, leading to an increase in supply, the end result will be a decrease in pricing unless there is a matching increase in demand.

prices will fluctuate upwards if a company drops SD/NTSC, HD, etc, but that is only going to happen once per company, it could be in the distant future. if a company suddenly decides to dorp all of its HD content, the overall price in the market for videos will go up. but a company can only do this once.

it is like yuri says. if you don't like falling prices, you shouldn't be in the business (his words not mine).
You make complete sense. It's time for 95% of us to move onwards and upwards to better things outside of the stock game. I blame the contributors who can't help themselves by posting about their sales and success, thereby encouraging the competition that will force many of them out.

So... are you saying that we shouldn't let anybody know when we're satisfied by our results?

Well, too bad for you, but I think there is definitely still room for more people, if you manage your business properly. When I calculate the revenue generated per hour of work, it's still something definitely profitable, even if less than other works from my clients.

So, yes, news like this 1.50 sales are preoccupying, but there's no reason to blame people who are satisfied of their results.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Pauws99 on June 11, 2018, 07:34
Its not really about blame but the writing was on the wall as soon as people realised that what started as a way of gifted amateurs to make a few $$ could be turned to a money making enterprise on an industrial scale. Naive "newbies" submitting a few mediocre images isn't the real "issue".
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: arapix on June 11, 2018, 13:19
I was shocked today with clip sale for 1.5$ !!!
Should I send complain to SS  or what?
Also there is no footage with this low price at SS website!
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: wolfurius on July 02, 2018, 15:50
It 'shameful, I too a video at $ 1.50 !!!! >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Microstockphoto on July 02, 2018, 16:01
back in the 90s there was no internet

appples and pears
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: rinderart on July 02, 2018, 23:39
back in the 1990's, a video cost about $250 or more. photos cost $100.

the prices dropped, and they will continue to do so. now you can get videos for $5 and photos for 50 cents or less.


every time a new photo or video is uploaded, leading to an increase in supply, the end result will be a decrease in pricing unless there is a matching increase in demand.

prices will fluctuate upwards if a company drops SD/NTSC, HD, etc, but that is only going to happen once per company, it could be in the distant future. if a company suddenly decides to dorp all of its HD content, the overall price in the market for videos will go up. but a company can only do this once.

it is like yuri says. if you don't like falling prices, you shouldn't be in the business (his words not mine).

I started selling stock and sold my first Pic in 1968. our commission was $400. Thats about $2600 in todays money.It was a cover for Arizona Highways.And yes, I've been around the Block and.....In Most of the Alleys.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Microstockphoto on July 03, 2018, 04:03
there was no digital photography and there was no internet, stop comparing apples with pears

smoking was considered cool once and a pack of cigarettes cost 25 cent, nowadays it cost 6-8 dollars

times are changing
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: wolfurius on July 03, 2018, 05:00
I received an answer from shutterstock:

Thank you for contacting Shutterstock Contributor Care.


Over the past few years, video has become an increasingly powerful tool for online advertising. To meet this growing demand, we are offering footage clips to select online platforms for limited use at special rates.

While at times you may see that your earnings-per-clip is lower, these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

We hope this information helps, if you have any more questions, please feel free to reply back to this email and we will be happy to assist you!

Thanks,
Gauri
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: namussi on July 04, 2018, 01:45
I received an answer from shutterstock:

Thank you for contacting Shutterstock Contributor Care.


Over the past few years, video has become an increasingly powerful tool for online advertising. To meet this growing demand, we are offering footage clips to select online platforms for limited use at special rates.

While at times you may see that your earnings-per-clip is lower, these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

We hope this information helps, if you have any more questions, please feel free to reply back to this email and we will be happy to assist you!

Thanks,
Gauri
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team

So that's possibly extra income. Good news.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Video-StockOrg on July 04, 2018, 02:00
Soon they'll be paying us with Exposure.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: namussi on July 04, 2018, 03:33
Soon they'll be paying us with Exposure.

If stock photography/video isn't making you money, and isn't making you happy, perhaps it's time to do something else.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Video-StockOrg on July 04, 2018, 06:06
In the stock industry, we are in the mercy of big players serving our files... if they choose to give them for almost no money, we could only take files down, but all other agencies soon follow the dumping practice.

In b2b video production industry, I just don't do works that are underpaid. While still have chances to change clients mind why my service costs more than some newbies. If they don't understand, I'm not at much loss, because I didn't need to waste my time and resources to make anything.

I like shooting videos, but I've overgrown this Exposure crap that everywhere is common. Exposure doesn't pay bills. #fact
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: pfiverzv on August 02, 2018, 02:08
Hi,

I read this post in April, when it started, and I could't believe that a footage can be sold by 5 USD (1.5 dollars contributor's share). And then it started: May, 1 video sold on my account at 1.5 usd, June 4 videos, July 6 videos. The number is growing, month by month, I send them an email about this, their answer was: "we fully understand and respect your decisions related to your portfolio and content. There is no option to opt-out of this license use. These clips are for web or mobile application only, they can only be streamed, not downloaded".

So, I and you all will keep selling videos for almost nothing, without any right to choose if we want it or not ! This is the conclusion
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Video-StockOrg on August 02, 2018, 02:49
In July we had about 10-15 sales of $1.5... and it does impact our overall income number.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: RAW on August 02, 2018, 08:32

. . . these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

Thanks,
Gauri
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team


This is not true. Anyone can right mouse click on the website and download the master file. The videos are not protected.

See this:
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/93927-150-video-sale/
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: travelstock on August 02, 2018, 21:14

. . . these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

Thanks,
Gauri
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team


This is not true. Anyone can right mouse click on the website and download the master file. The videos are not protected.

See this:
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/93927-150-video-sale/

The downloading is beside the point - how else have our clips been used in the past, other than for people to watch them? Streaming is just another technology for broadcast via the internet. A stream can reach millions of people - probably much more than broadcast, why should that technology get different rates?
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on August 03, 2018, 04:59

. . . these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

Thanks,
Gauri
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team

This is not true. Anyone can right mouse click on the website and download the master file. The videos are not protected.

See this:
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/93927-150-video-sale/

Yeah but what people can do, and what people are allowed to do, are two very different things.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: gnirtS on August 03, 2018, 05:33
Im firmly convinced this IS hitting income.

Im getting the same number roughly of video sales as usual but the last few months instead of the usual commission from them im getting $1.50
Conclusion is that people who would previously have paid a normal price are now getting the $5 extra special offer package instead.

So from my point of view this this isn't "extra revenue" as SS claim, its my existing revenue being cut as they're selling my work at a cheaper price than was previously available.

Then again, since they changed search in May meaning if a buyer clicks on "HD" it excludes EVERY 4k video from the search results (even though they can be downloaded in HD).
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: KB on August 03, 2018, 22:26
Then again, since they changed search in May meaning if a buyer clicks on "HD" it excludes EVERY 4k video from the search results (even though they can be downloaded in HD).
OT, but isn't that the way it's always worked? I remember complaining about that 4 years ago, when I first started UL'ing 4K clips.

Back on topic, July was my lowest RPD in years, due to several lower than normal clip prices (including at least one $1.50 sale).
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: cobalt on August 04, 2018, 01:50
Got my first 1,5 sale. Not happy.

But overall I had a very good month with video on SS.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: gnirtS on August 04, 2018, 04:20
Got my first 1,5 sale. Not happy.

But overall I had a very good month with video on SS.

They altered the behaviour years ago to fix it.
Then it broke in May and remains unfixed.  Support is claiming its not deliberate and engineers are aware of the fault although i don't believe them.

The end result is its not worth uploading 4k as itll get hidden from buyers wanting HD and HD makes up 90%+ of sales.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: RAW on August 04, 2018, 12:01

. . . these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

Thanks,
Gauri
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team


This is not true. Anyone can right mouse click on the website and download the master file. The videos are not protected.

See this:
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/93927-150-video-sale/

The downloading is beside the point - how else have our clips been used in the past, other than for people to watch them? Streaming is just another technology for broadcast via the internet. A stream can reach millions of people - probably much more than broadcast, why should that technology get different rates?

The downloading is not 'beside the point'. People can download the master file WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT!
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: jjneff on August 05, 2018, 07:15
Dear ShutterStock,

I am building a new Stock Video website, I would like to use your clips so you can have some major exposure. I will be paying you $10 a month! You get money and exposure all I ask is for your video library. This is a special offer I only give to select agencies. I will only allow people to download the clips but not stream them as to protect your business! So glad you are excited as I am over this offer! See you at the food stamp line :-)
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Stephan on August 15, 2018, 04:02
Yesterday I had first 0.03$ video sale...
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: gnirtS on August 15, 2018, 05:28
Yesterday I had first 0.03$ video sale...

If that's true i'd message support on their forum or email.  Mistakes like that do happen and have been corrected before now.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: fmarsicano on August 16, 2018, 17:22
today I sold 14 times the same video for 1.50$ I deleted it and will delete all the files I sell at 1.50 and soon delete them all last month I lost 40% of my normal income this is crazy


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Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: fmarsicano on August 16, 2018, 17:24
the other thing I do not understand is how they can earn more selling at 5$ if they were selling at 65$ itís math crazyyyyyyy stupidity they are destroying the market and all of our hard work done in years


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Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: nobody on August 16, 2018, 20:05
In a few years time we will sound like old timers saying, "Back in the day (2017) I use to get $30 for a video" Now I get $1.50 or less  :-\

Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: jjneff on August 16, 2018, 20:07
This is really ticking me off!!!
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Video-StockOrg on August 17, 2018, 00:24
I think in August we are already at the point where we sold more $1.50 than regular video sales. GG SS.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: travelstock on August 17, 2018, 08:10
I think in August we are already at the point where we sold more $1.50 than regular video sales. GG SS.

Same here, August so far on Shutterstock is looking dismal. Have gone from very consistent sales to 50% below the worst month in the last 3 years. The last time sales were this low my portfolio there was only 1/20 its current size.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: fmarsicano on August 17, 2018, 16:43
crazy they are destroying the market, us and the other agencies in a couple months amazing how this can happen we should all together do something and react but we will never do and we will fall


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Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Dumc on August 18, 2018, 08:34
today I sold 14 times the same video for 1.50$ I deleted it and will delete all the files I sell at 1.50 and soon delete them all last month I lost 40% of my normal income this is crazy


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Thats like 21$. Normal price for a video sale.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Mantis on August 18, 2018, 09:08
I think in August we are already at the point where we sold more $1.50 than regular video sales. GG SS.

Same here, August so far on Shutterstock is looking dismal. Have gone from very consistent sales to 50% below the worst month in the last 3 years. The last time sales were this low my portfolio there was only 1/20 its current size.

I am going to have my 4th month in a row $200-$300 less than my norm.  Something happened to the search. This was over night.  On the bright side my tax obligation is going to be much less this year:)
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: nobody on August 18, 2018, 09:14
Yesterday I had first 0.03$ video sale...

Yep, on iStock. I stopped uploading videos there a while back  :(

Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: fmarsicano on August 19, 2018, 04:10
today I sold 14 times the same video for 1.50$ I deleted it and will delete all the files I sell at 1.50 and soon delete them all last month I lost 40% of my normal income this is crazy


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Thats like 21$. Normal price for a video sale.
yes for one video sale not 14 are you joking or are you out of your mind please tell me and I will try to understand what are you saying


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Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Dumc on August 19, 2018, 08:20
today I sold 14 times the same video for 1.50$ I deleted it and will delete all the files I sell at 1.50 and soon delete them all last month I lost 40% of my normal income this is crazy


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Thats like 21$. Normal price for a video sale.
yes for one video sale not 14 are you joking or are you out of your mind please tell me and I will try to understand what are you saying


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Understand this: 1,5$ video sale wasn' really a video sale, it was video streaming.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: RAW on August 19, 2018, 09:24
The Shutterstock third party video streaming site does not protect your master file.
Anyone can download your master file without paying for it!

See this:
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/93927-150-video-sale/
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Dumc on August 19, 2018, 13:08
Yeah, I know, thats doesn't change the fact, that he was paid for streaming. Now, if videos can bi stolen or not, that's different topic.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: trek on August 19, 2018, 13:16
today I sold 14 times the same video for 1.50$ I deleted it and will delete all the files I sell at 1.50 and soon delete them all last month I lost 40% of my normal income this is crazy


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Thats like 21$. Normal price for a video sale.
yes for one video sale not 14 are you joking or are you out of your mind please tell me and I will try to understand what are you saying


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Understand this: 1,5$ video sale wasn' really a video sale, it was video streaming.

Shutterstock should do a better job of communicating the pricing and terms of these streaming licenses... and offer an opt out.   
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: RAW on August 19, 2018, 14:37
Yeah, I know, thats doesn't change the fact, that he was paid for streaming. Now, if videos can bi stolen or not, that's different topic.

Yes, we need an 'opt out' but to me it does not matter if the file is streamed or not. The most important thing is the security of the site. Anyone can download your master file without paying for it. This may explain the sudden drop in Shutterstock sales the last couple of months.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: rinderart on August 19, 2018, 16:16
Soon they'll be paying us with Exposure.

Agree, Biggest problem. the newbs will Line up to submit...and they know it.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: nobody on August 19, 2018, 18:45
Soon they'll be paying us with Exposure.

Agree, Biggest problem. the newbs will Line up to submit...and they know it.

At first we were farmed out in vectors/images now videos.  Some would take $.25 for a video...
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: LouisPhotos on August 28, 2018, 06:39
Hi i receive this about the video selling for 1.50$

Over the past few years, video has become an increasingly powerful tool for online advertising. To meet this growing demand, we are offering footage clips to select online platforms for limited use at special rates.

While at times you may see that your earnings-per-clip is lower, these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: gnirtS on August 28, 2018, 07:49
What it actually means is

(i) companies will buy this INSTEAD of a normal price one (so less money) and
(ii) due to their buggy code ANYONE can download the full video by just getting the link from the source it gives.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: angelawaye on August 28, 2018, 16:17
These $1.50 sales are killing my earnings. I think I'm just going to upload my new videos to Pond5.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: cobalt on August 28, 2018, 18:06
I hate those 1,50 sales.

There are only 8 million stock videos at the moment, why kill the market before it even has matured?

I have to admit though, that this is maybe SS answer to pond5ś membership program, where customers can buy files as subs ultracheap. Nobody knows how many downloads you get, because they pay out a fixed sum.

On Getty there is the premium access license where photos go for 2 cents and videos for 60 cents (contributor returns).

Maybe SS was forced to offer a competing license.

But I just hate it...
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: alexandersr on September 02, 2018, 12:35
Spend the money.
:)
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: CDPiC on September 03, 2018, 04:34
iStock is worse: i have one video for 0.82$ thats just loool
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: lostintimeline on September 03, 2018, 18:38
iStock is worse: i have one video for 0.82$ thats just loool
spend the money too....on gums :-*
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: rinderart on September 04, 2018, 00:10
Soon they'll be paying us with Exposure.

Agree, Biggest problem. the newbs will Line up to submit...and they know it.

At first we were farmed out in vectors/images now videos.  Some would take $.25 for a video...

or Less. I predict less. when Micro started . everyone got 20 Cents. I wrote 10 Years ago. that 20 cents will be the norm for everyone again...sooner than later.Why? because they Know every Newbie will go for it. Just like they did when this started. difference was. we fought for everything. No one fights anymore . They just Post BS chatroom Crap.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: alexandersr on September 04, 2018, 10:10
In the last week i got 2 video sales (clip pack) for $1.50 each. Anyone got this or knows what is going on?

Could you show us your videos sold for $1.5?
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Stephan on September 23, 2018, 05:13
I have more and more 1.50$ sales.

I can't say that number of sales is growing, there are just more 1.5$ ones.  >:(
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: ShadySue on September 23, 2018, 05:23
In the last week i got 2 video sales (clip pack) for $1.50 each. Anyone got this or knows what is going on?

Could you show us your videos sold for $1.5?
Why? The discount is per customer, not applied to certain content.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: nobody on September 23, 2018, 08:18
Soon they'll be paying us with Exposure.

Agree, Biggest problem. the newbs will Line up to submit...and they know it.

At first we were farmed out in vectors/images now videos.  Some would take $.25 for a video...

or Less. I predict less. when Micro started . everyone got 20 Cents. I wrote 10 Years ago. that 20 cents will be the norm for everyone again...sooner than later.Why? because they Know every Newbie will go for it. Just like they did when this started. difference was. we fought for everything. No one fights anymore . They just Post BS chatroom Crap.

No, they keep uploading images and videos basically for 'Free' than they complain  :-[

Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: skysense on September 27, 2018, 11:32
Just had first sale at 1.50$.
It is a nice drone shot of Italian vineyards and an old city on the top of the hill, in 4K... crazy... Wrote to SS right away, will see what kind of reply do i get.

https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-34596598 (https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-34596598)
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: skysense on October 17, 2018, 16:57
Had one more crappy sale today, 7,50$ for video. Don't know what version of the file was sold, but i have that file in 4K (aerial).
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: nobody on October 17, 2018, 17:44
get use to the low pay! It has become the new norm  :-[

Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: obj owl on October 17, 2018, 17:44
Just had first sale at 1.50$.
It is a nice drone shot of Italian vineyards and an old city on the top of the hill, in 4K... crazy... Wrote to SS right away, will see what kind of reply do i get.

https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-34596598 (https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-34596598)

Maybe, if all video contributors had written to SS when this thread was started on the 29th of April, it didn't need to come to the point were it affected you too.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: skysense on October 18, 2018, 00:55
Just had first sale at 1.50$.
It is a nice drone shot of Italian vineyards and an old city on the top of the hill, in 4K... crazy... Wrote to SS right away, will see what kind of reply do i get.

https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-34596598 (https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-34596598)

Maybe, if all video contributors had written to SS when this thread was started on the 29th of April, it didn't need to come to the point were it affected you too.

Maybe, but i don't think they'd listen. I wrote to them complaining, and asking to opt me out of any crappy program. They said i am not in any kind of program, and that those are just regular clip pack sales. We changed like 4-5 emails, with me pushing, and them giving me just this SS crap all the time.
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Video-StockOrg on May 03, 2019, 01:38
(https://video-stock.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sales-on-shutterstock.jpg)


 >:(
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: dpimborough on May 03, 2019, 03:41
Seriously if you are not happy with what Shutterstock are doing your only answer is to delete your video content from them.  :'(
Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Ozone on May 03, 2019, 05:05
April 2k19
2x3,00$
1x1,50$
Total: 7,50$  :(

Title: Re: Video sale for $1.50?
Post by: Ronib on May 13, 2019, 11:39

. . . these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

Thanks,
Gauri
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team


This is not true. Anyone can right mouse click on the website and download the master file. The videos are not protected.

See this:
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/93927-150-video-sale/